Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Good News!!

Guess what? My mom is coming to visit in November. I'm so excited.
When I first entered community (16 years ago), she would come 2 or 3 times a year. She and my dad would drive up from Arkansas and we would just hang out. These past few years she has been unable to make the drive. But, my sister is going to bring her up for the Christkindlmarkt.
Isn't it strange that when I was in High School, my mom got on my nerves and all I wanted to do is to be as far away from her as possible. Now, I miss her. I miss her hugs, the way she smells, the way she spells out cuss words, and her day to day wisdom.
I wish I knew when I was in High School that she would end up being my hero, I might have given her more of a break. I wish that I knew then how much I would miss her, I might have stayed home a little more and played cards. But, I'm also glad that I've realized how important she is me and how she has made me who I am today.
Did I tell you that she is turning 80 years old the weekend that she is coming up. I'll have to think of some way to celebrate. Any ideas?

1 comment:

  1. Dear Sister T,
    Hello there. My name is Alex Larsen and I live in North Carolina. I have been up to visit the monastary in Ferdinand, several times. I enjoyed reading your blog about your mom. I think it is great that she is coming to see you and you will get to celebrate her birthday with her.
    I think we all treat our moms' the same way as teenagers. We don't appreciate them until we are way from them. I know the same is true for me. Even when I was a teenager. I would go away to girl scout camp in the summer, and the first few days, I would miss her so much! Her cooking, her hugs, her jokes, her telling me how much she loves me, etc.
    Maybe you could take her out for lunch, pick her some flowers, or buy some, or maybe if you can get your hands on any pictures from when you were a child and teenager, you could make her a scrap book of memories.
    I look forward to reading more of your blogs. Take care and God bless.
    In Christ's Love,
    Alex Larsen